CUC Newsletter – September 14, 2018

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“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:6

Bible Verse of the Week

Joshua 1:6 is Charlotte Dodson’s favorite verse. God commissioned Joshua as leader of the Israelite after the death of Moses. He presented assurances to him in Joshua 1, as they were getting ready to cross the Jordan River into the promised land.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

When God Speaks

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Our lesson for this Sunday will be presented by Associate Pastor, Melissa Mobley, The title of her lesson is When God Speaks. The Bible references are I Samuel 3:1-10 and 2 Corinthians 12:14-15. Melissa will also be sharing about her background and her ministry at RUMC.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Shirley & P.D. May and Bettie & John Goss

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 9
1 teacher + 2 guests + 87 members = 90 total

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member

Janice Scalzo
We will be seeing her more often after she recovers from her planned knee surgery.

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 9
$103

CUC’s Music

Each week CUC members enjoy a piano accompaniment of Christian music as we gather. Thank you Virginia Thomason!


Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee will pass the clipboard for the next two Sundays to attend or host Small Group Dinners. In case you won’t be in town or just want to be first on the list, please contact Kris Taylor to participate. Be sure to indicate if you are available to host.

Newcomers!! This twice-a-year activity is a delightful way to get to know your classmates The Fellowship Committee assigns 6 – 8 guests to “host homes.” The host then organizes the group by finding a convenient date and preparing the main course. Guests bring the side dishes. Easy peasy and lots of fun!


Devotional Websites

The two devotional web sites Roger Davis mentioned in his lesson on September 2 were:

www.dennisonforum.org

www.hutchcraft.com/a-talk-with-you

Note: these links have been added to the CUC Links menu on the cucx.wordpress.com home page (the CUC Links menu is located on the right hand side of the web page)


Thank You

George Batterson has expressed his appreciation to CUC for their support after the loss of his wife Carolyn and has given a nice contribution to CUC in her memory.


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.


Job Networking

Many of our CUC members are involved two Monday nights each month in our RUMC Job Networking program. If you are interested in helping with this active program contact Bob Schnackenberg.


Greeters needed in Children’s Area

You are invited to enjoy meeting young RUMC families! Be a greeter once a month in the children’ area for the 9:30 or 11:00 Sunday services. Help children get signed in and to the correct classroom. 9:15-9:45 or 10:40-11:15. Contact Nancy Spence nspence.bumc@gmail.com for information or to volunteer.


Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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  • Linda & Jim Boswell as they prepare for their trip to Cleveland for Jim’s open heart surgery to replace his tricuspid valve at Cleveland Clinic on September 24. They will go up on Wednesday, September 19. He will have tests for two days, and enter the hospital on Saturday, September 22. He will be in the hospital for about 10 days after surgery, and they will remain in Cleveland for a few more. They are tentatively scheduled to come home on October 6. Linda says they feel very blessed to have this opportunity, to know they have your thoughts and prayers, and to have their family traveling with them
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Johnny Johnson for a rapid recovery following surgery last week
  • Bob Moore recovering from successful surgery on Thursday afternoon and coming home Friday afternoon

Continuing prayers

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release soon.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo for liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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CUC Newsletter – September 7, 2018

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Enjoy the Fruit of Your Labor

18 I have seen personally what is the only beneficial and appropriate course of action for people: to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all their hard work on earth during the few days of their life which God has given them, for this is their reward. 19 To every man whom God has given wealth, and possessions, he has also given him the ability to eat from them, to receive his reward and to find enjoyment in his toil; these things are the gift of God. 20 For he does not think much about the fleeting days of his life because God keeps him preoccupied with the joy he derives from his activity.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (NET Bible)

(selected by Shaw Skillings)


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Spiritual Blindness

The speaker this Sunday will be Bob Fletcher. He is one of CUC favorite guest speakers. His talk will be from Mark, chapters 8-10, titled “Spiritual Blindness”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Beth & Bob Hamilton and Kris & Dave Taylor

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 2
4 guests, 84 members = Total 88

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 2
$102

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

CUC’s 2018-19 class president Sara Beecham is inviting class members to send a favorite Bible verse and a brief remark for our newsletter each week.


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

Do you like to sing? For the Prime Time Singers, RUMC’s Senior Adult Choir under the direction of Tom Alterman, no experience or audition is necessary.

PTS rehearses on Wednesday mornings in the choir room beginning September 5 through May from 10:45 -12 noon for a fun-filled time of rehearsal and fellowship. The choir sings for the First Sunday Communion Services, Senior Adult Activities, and at venues in the community.


Homestretch Volunteers

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CUC has been a big supporter of Homestretch since its very beginning. Our own Malone Dodson was an original founder of Homestretch 25 years ago when he saw the need in our community for housing for families who were homeless.

Currently CUC still has a number of active volunteers with Homestretch. Hugh and Sue Gardner work regularly in the office. Sandy Martin serves at the reception desk each Monday. Lynn Adcock serves on the Homestretch Board. Tom Knight and George Waite regularly serve on committees for fund-raising events. Ask any of these people if they know of how you might be of service in this organization


Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


More About Red Bird Missions
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Red Bird Christian School has National Honor Society inductees, not only in high school but also junior high. More than 2/3rds of the students continue their studies in universities or colleges beyond Appalachia.

During the years since 1921, this school has gained the reputation as one of the best academic institutions in the mountains and beyond. Red Bird Christian Schools has been recognized by UMC’s Global Ministries Board and given Advance placement because of the institution’s goal of providing career and college preparation, spiritual growth and Christian Leadership Development.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


 

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney has had multiple myeloma recurrence with fractured vertebra. She is having surgery for pain relief and will be starting chemo. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayer
  • Bob Moore having surgery this coming Thursday
  • Carolyn & Ron Hatcher, former CUC members, who within two days, August 26th and 27th, lost their daughter Melanie and grandson Luk


Thanksgivings

  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from kidney surgery and already back to CUC class on Sunday.

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)

 


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – August 31, 2018

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psalms 23: 1-4 KJV

(My grandfather offered to give me a silver dollar if I memorized the 23rd Psalm. And so I did. Sara Beecham.)


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Four Principles for Daily Living

Our own Roger Davis will be teaching CUC this Sunday The topic is “Four Principles for Daily Living”. Roger always has a good message for us. The scripture reference is Romans 8:28-38.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sister & Gannett Backus and Jeannie & Jim Ehlers

CUC Attendance

Sunday, August 26
1 speaker, 5 guests, 93 members = Total 99

CUC Offering

Sunday, August 26
$100

Thanks to Outgoing CUC Officers and Committee Members

Thanks especially to Tom Knight for his leadership this past year as Sara Beecham takes over as our new president.

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

CUC’s 2018-19 class president is inviting class members to send a favorite Bible verse and a brief remark for our newsletter each week. Please send to: sarabeecham@gmail.com


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas acdvld@aol.com or Roger Davis – rogale1123@gmail.com


Homestretch Year End Report

As CUC has always been a big supporter of Homestretch since its very beginning it is with pleasure that we hear the statistics June to June of this year:

Of 15 families, 14 graduated. All are full-time employed and in permanent housing. Two of their kids are off to college, one an honor graduate with a full scholarship to Stanford University.


Why Could Red Bird Christian School Use 2nd Language Textbooks?

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Recently Norma and David Hills took clothing, books etc. to Red Bird Missions including 2nd language textbooks.

UM Churches and volunteers with their money, labor, and materials renovated Red Bird’s two old dorms so a Residential Program could be offered. The 2 dorms house 24 students and each dorm has its own dorm parents.

Internationals attending the Residential Programs live in these dorms and concentrate on the skills of learning a new language: grammar, reading writing, vocabulary, listening and speaking. Their goals are to attend a college or university. That’s how the 2nd language textbooks are used.

To facilitate their spiritual growth, they participate in daily devotions, weekly chapel services, Sat. leadership training and 2 Bible Study courses during their high school career.


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

Do you like to sing? For the Prime Time Singers, RUMC’s Senior Adult Choir under the direction of Tom Alterman, no experience or audition is necessary.

PTS rehearses on Wednesday mornings in the choir room beginning September 5 through May from 10:45 -12 noon for a fun-filled time of rehearsal and fellowship. The choir sings for the First Sunday Communion Services, Senior Adult Activities, and at venues in the community.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education

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The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind

The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind by [Greer, Ronald J.]

Adult Bible Study taught by Jeff Ross, Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m, Aug. 22-Oct. 17 (Note time change) in the Crosstalk Classroom (across from CUC Room.)

Written by seasoned pastoral counselor, Ron Greer, the study explores the foundational truths of the Scriptures to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and to love “your neighbor as yourself.”


Wednesday Night Out

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Join other CUC members along with the rest of the RUMC church family weekly on Wednesday 4:45-6:30 for dinner, planned by our new chef, Jacob Crane, in the Fellowship Hall. The menu each week can be found at rumc.com/wno


Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


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  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from kidney surgery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney who has had multiple myeloma recurrence with fractured vertebra. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgivings

  • Beverly Tatom doing well after her spinal surgery
  • Birth of new grandson for Johnie and Nancy Wright

 

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – August 24, 2018

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“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Revelation 22:12-13


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Dr Jim McCormick.. will be our Teacher this Sunday.
His Topic is “How Not To Read the Bible”

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Retired Methodist Pastor, Rev. Dr. James McCormick is the author of five books including: Welcome Home, Tell It Like It Can Be, Marriage Is For Adults, Does It Look and Sound Like Jesus? and The Gospel Goes to Broadway. He is a contributor to the Upper Room Disciplines and 1992 Abingdon Preaching Annual and 1993 Abingdon Preaching Annual. McCormick formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Theology at Claremont and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jim is one of our CUC all time favorite teachers. We look forward to his teaching us again this Sunday.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Caviness, Peggy Rodway, Linda Mooney and Betty Smith

CUC Attendance
Sunday, August 19
81 members + 1 teachers + 2 visitors = 84

CUC Offering
Sunday, August 19
$71


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CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education

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RED BIRD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FACTS:

Red Bird advertised in an educational periodical that Red Bird is a Christian, college preparatory program for students:

  • Did you know there are 24 international students at Red Bird?
  • Student objectives are to seek a closer relationship to the Lord, develop Christian leadership skills, and foster a spirit of service.
  • Focus is on 7-11th graders wanting to attend a university in the US.

Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.


“Senior Trip”

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Join the “Boomers” and beyond

Sunday, August 26 at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall for a music and comedy show ”Senior Trip” with our own Cheryl Rogers celebrating the 55+ crowd. It is entertainment with a mission based on the fact that gray matters!


The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind

The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind by [Greer, Ronald J.]
Written by seasoned pastoral counselor, Ron Greer, the study explores the foundational truths of the Scriptures to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and to love “your neighbor as yourself.” Compassion is more than just an emotion or an inspiration or simply an action. Compassion is all three working together in beautiful synergy. It involves a feeling of empathy, an experience of grace, and an impassioned engagement. These are the levels of compassion–heart, soul, and mind.

Ministry Area: Bible Study-Adult
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Meeting Instructions: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Aug. 22-Oct. 17. Trinity Cafe, Chapel building.
Cost of participant book: $13
Contact: Mobley, Melissa


The 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The annual tournament that benefits the RUMC Foundation is Monday, October 8. A special discount is offered to church members who register by Friday, August 31 at RUMC.com/golf. Can’t we get together a foursome or two from the CUC class?


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  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from Kidney Surgery he had on Thursday – Aug. 23. UPDATE: Friday morning – Some pain from Surgery but manageable without Meds. Should be home after lunch today
  • Earleen Sides – Mary Lee Copelands Sister – for Relief from NLD disease in her lower legs
  • Lara Todd Deaton – Prayers and Thanksgiving – starting Cosmetology School – Sept. 11
  • Andy Roberts – Lynne & Dave Roberts Son  – prayers for safety in participating in a 397 mile Bike marathon.
  • Pat Stamps –  Pat went to Florida to be with her aunt, who then died. The memorial service will be next weekend (Sept 1-2)
  • Lynda Leckie for continued relief of discomfort from 3 broken ribs
  • Dee Scott – pray for proper healing of misaligned shoulder fracture to avoid need for shoulder replacement

Thanksgivings

  • Jeannie Ehlers – who was back in Sunday School after her foot Surgery. Welcome back Jeannie!
  • Bev Tatom – on Thursday had her followup visit with the Surgeon, She is right on track in her recovery; And the Surgeon predicts a full recovery! Beverly and Doug want to Thank the Wonderful CUC Class for the Fantastic and Delicious Meals that they prepared and delivered to them!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
  • Jim Boswell’s voice is returning! and he has an appointment with Cleveland Clinic for further repair of his heart issue.

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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God with us

The LORD your God is in your midst—a warrior bringing victory. He will create calm with his love; he will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17 CEB
https://bible.com/bible/37/zep.3.17.CEB

CNN: White House rejects Turkey’s offer for pastor’s release: report

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/19/politics/white-house-rejects-turkey-offer-andrew-brunson/index.html

CUC Newsletter – August 18, 2018

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“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.”

Revelation 21:2:


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Love–The One True Foundation

Sunday’s CUC class speaker this week is Sidney Moore. He last taught us in November 2016, and his talk was very inspiring. You will recall that he is Paul Beecham’s associate in prisoner care. Sidney’s topic is “Love–The One True Foundation”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sharon & Tom Erdman, and LaVerne Lamb & Dick Anthony

CUC Offering
Sunday, August 12
$103

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For any messages or announcements for this coming Friday’s CUC newsletter and for any midweek CUC announcements during this coming week (August 18th – 24th) please sent them to Doug Tatom by Thursday night


RUMC NAME BADGES

While we all have “CUC Name Tags”, the church is encouraging us to get the RUMC name badges and wear them when we are on the campus.

Patty Hampton, who works for Nancy Lane, is responsible for ordering the badges and will be placing an order soon.

We will pass a sign up sheet this Sunday for those who don’t already have a badge and want one. They sure help when you recognize someone but can’t remember their name. They also help in talking to those you don’t know.


THANK YOU TO CUC!

We want to thank you for all of your tremendous help and support for the last year and a half. We appreciate the prayers, cards, food, transportation, help cleaning out our house, unpacking at our new apartment, and helping with the garage sale. In honor of the CUC class we have given a donation of $1,000 to the CUC Endowment in the RUMC Foundation. We love you and your willingness to help and support us.

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Red Bird Missions

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CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education and recently Norma & Dave Hills took a carload of books and clothing from the Garage Sale.

Here are some RED BIRD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FACTS:

  • The first year (1922) two teachers had 2 senior high and 95 elementary students. This year there are 78 in elementary and preschool, 27 in middle school, and 89 in high school.
  • In 1988 Red Bird Christian School separated from the public system to focus on spiritual development of students and faculty by emphasizing Christianity and the Bible.
  • Their motto is “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.”
  • The school was why Red Bird Mission began.

Little Things Mean a Lot!

Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC your Boxtops for Education for Red Bird Missions and your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

 


“Senior Trip”

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Join the “Boomers” and beyond

Sunday, August 26 at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall for a music and comedy show ”Senior Trip” with our own Cheryl Rogers celebrating the 55+ crowd. It is entertainment with a mission based on the fact that gray matters!


Interested in digging a little deeper in Bible study?

Men and women are welcome to join in, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 at RUMC. Please contact study leader, Sally Dowland (sdowland@mindspring.com) if interested.

September 5 – October 10: six weeks

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links-icon-9889-20x20Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levine. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity.

In this Bible study, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these “problems with parables” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. (Study guide with daily readings; DVD component for class time)


The 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The annual tournament that benefits the RUMC Foundation is Monday, October 8. A special discount is offered to church members who register by Friday, August 31 at RUMC.com/golf. Can’t we get together a foursome or two from the CUC class?


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  • Lynda Leckie for continued relief of discomfort from 3 broken ribs
  • Dee Scott – pray for proper healing of misaligned shoulder fracture to avoid need for shoulder replacement
  • Bev Tatom – For a good recovery and relief of pain as she recovers at home following back surgery this past Wednesday

Thanksgivings

  • Jim Boswell’s voice is returning and he has an appointment with Cleveland Clinic for further repair of his heart issue.

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter -August 10, 2018

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“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”

Revelation 1:3:


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Christians Under Construction

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This Sunday CUC will get to hear Dr. Joe McKechnie, Associate Pastor/Chapel Roswell as he talks to us about what construction, change, and transformation looks like in our lives and how God is leading us through this. He will be teaching from 2 Corinthians 3:12-18.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gale & Roger Davis and Sue & George Waite

CUC Attendance

Sunday, August 5
73 members + 2 teachers + 4 visitors = 79

CUC Offering

Sunday, August 5
$68.75

CUC Weekly Prayer

We appreciate Bob Morisey who coordinates who will lead our CUC prayer each week.


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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Our last CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for the summer, on August 8th, at Family Tradition Restaurant, was attended by 33 CUC members. Regular RUMC Wednesday Night Out dinners begin next week. Thanks to Ann & Larry Douglas and Pat & Grady Phillips who have coordinated our CUC Wednesday dinners again this summer.


Job Networking Garage Sale

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Over $45,000 was raised by last week’s Garage Sale Extravaganza for Job Networking! That couldn’t have been done without a huge amount of help. We have estimated that at least 72 CUC members helped in some way during the week.

The garage sale helped so many people besides those who got the great bargains. The Clothing Room alone earned close to $3000 for Job Networking and here’s a list of those we know also benefited from the clothing room :

  • Foster Care,
  • North Fulton Charities,
  • No Longer Bound,
  • Acting Up (RUMC),
  • Red Bird Ministries (Kentucky),
  • Brookhaven UMC Recovery Ministry,
  • Attire for Hire,
  • and, most importantly, Job Networking!

(*Foster Care received merchandise for the Fostering Hope Store,*North Fulton Charities received many truck loads,*RUMC “Acting Up” received 2 full racks of clothing, and lots of accessories for their drama closet; *No Longer Bound Ministry received a BIG truck load of merchandise; * Brookhaven UMC Recovery Ministry received shoes and clothing (20-25 large bags),*Attire for Hire received interview clothing, and we gave a carload of clothing to RED BIRD Missions in Kentucky.)

Next year the date for the sale will be May 1, 2, and 3, so the start date for preparation will be Monday (or Sunday afternoon), April 29. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss this worthwhile, fun event!


Voices Wanted!

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The RUMC Choir is holding an open house in the choir room for their August 15th, 7:00 rehearsal. No commitment, but it helps to have the ability to sing! Questions? Ask Kris Taylor


Interested in digging a little deeper in Bible study?

Men and women are welcome to join in, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 at RUMC. Please contact study leader, Sally Dowland (sdowland@mindspring.com) if interested.

September 5 – October 10: six weeks

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links-icon-9889-20x20Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levine. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity.

In this Bible study, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these “problems with parables” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. (Study guide with daily readings; DVD component for class time)


The 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The annual tournament that benefits the RUMC Foundation is Monday, October 8. A special discount is offered to church members who register by Friday, August 31 at RUMC.com/golf. Can’t we get together a foursome or two from the CUC class?


Little Things Mean a Lot!

Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC your Boxtops for Education for Red Bird Missions and your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.


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  • Jim Boswell who went to the Cleveland Clinic this past week for an evaluation of next steps for his heart valve issue.
  • Malone Dodson whose surgery to correct hearing had to be postponed due to heart problems and has been rescheduled
  • Jeannie Ehlers who is off her feet for a few weeks following foot surgery
  • Lynda Leckie who has 3 broken ribs of unknown cause and is having a lot of discomfort.
  • Bev Tatom – anticipating back surgery August 15th (rescheduled)
  • Nancy Van Horn – as she prepares for her retirement and move to Delaware in November.

Thanksgivings

  • Sharon Erdman for negative results from biopsy
  • Johnny Johnson for good recovery from surgery and back to CUC
  • Dee Scott – able to join us for WNO as she recovers from shoulder fracture
  • Craig Simons – doing well following a heart ablation procedure

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam has more chemo.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. (Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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CUC Newsletter -August 3, 2019

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“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.”

Hebrews 1:1-3


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Working Together

 

CUC’s speakers this Sunday will be Rev. Keith Lawder, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation, and Kim Brammer who has been our Executive Director of the RUMC Foundation. Their message will be “Working Together… RUMC and the Georgia United Methodist Foundation Make a Great Team”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy Van Horn, Jan & Allen Buckley, and Julianna Goodson

A special thank you goes to Wanda Taylor who coordinates our refreshment providers each week. And here is an additional reminder that if you have arranged to exchange your Refreshment Provider date with someone else, or if you are unable to provide refreshments on your assigned date, please let Wanda or Terry Taylor know.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 29
98 members +1 visitor + 1 teacher = 100!

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 29
$87

Welcome Our New CUC Members

  • Lara Deaton – a returning CUC member
  • George Mittelholzer – Lara’s fiance

CUC Wednesday Night Out

 

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for August 1, at Peach & the Pork Chop was attended by 31 CUC members and guests.

Next Wednesday, on August 8th at 5:30pm, CUC will dine at Family Tradition Restaurant [MENU], 7830 Hickory Flat Hwy (Ga 140), Woodstock, This will be our last WNO for the summer. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Ann or Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


MUST Ministries

 

 

MUST Summer Lunch program is over for the summer and will not be needing any more apples. Thanks for all the apples we received! And thanks for all who volunteered in making the lunches!


Thanks for CUC’s Help

Lynn and Jim Adcock offer their thanks to a number of CUC members, especially Jeff Cohelo , who worked to prepare and put on the Adcock’s successful garage sale following their move to smaller quarters at Huntcliff. A portion of the earnings from the garage sale will go to the CUC Foundation.

 


Job Networking Garage Sale Extravaganza

 


Be sure to tell your neighbors and friends and come out yourselves to support the Job Networking program at the annual RUMC Garage Sale (and the Cake Sale) this Friday and Saturday. There are all kinds of treasures to be found at lowest possible prices while supporting a good cause. You’ll be seeing a lot of your CUC friends there too as CUC is well-represented with Garage Sale volunteers.


Voices Wanted!

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The RUMC Choir is holding an open house in the choir room for their August 15th, 7:00 PM rehearsal.

No commitment, but it helps to have the ability to sing! Questions? Ask Kris Taylor

 


Interested in digging a little deeper in Bible study?

Men and women are welcome to join in, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 at RUMC. Please contact study leader, Sally Dowland (sdowland@mindspring.com) if interested.

September 5 – October 10: six weeks

links-icon-9889-20x20Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by
links-icon-9889-20x20Amy-Jill Levine. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity. In this Bible study, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these “problems with parables” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them.

With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. (Study guide with daily readings; DVD component for class time)


The 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The annual tournament that benefits the RUMC Foundation is Monday, October 8. A special discount is offered to church members who register by Friday, August 31 at RUMC.com/golf. Can’t we get together a foursome or two from the CUC class?


Little Things Mean a Lot!


Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC your Boxtops for Education for Red Bird Missions and your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.


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  • Jim Boswell will be going to the Cleveland Clinic on Monday for an evaluation and next steps for his heart valve issue. Grandson, Andrew Cox, will be traveling with them to “take care of the old folks”. They will be back on Wednesday. Pray for a safe trip with encouraging results. Also the Boswell’s granddaughter, Courtney Cox, is safely back in Atlanta after 2 months of mission work in Cambodia and Thailand. She’s good, but had to leave one young man in a Bangkok hospital with possible encephalitis or meningitis. His parents are with him, but it is very serious. Please include him in prayers.
  • Malone Dodson whose surgery to correct hearing had to be postponed due to heart problems
  • Jeannie Ehlers who is off her feet for a few weeks following foot surgery
  • Sharon Erdman for good results from biopsy
  • Johnny Johnson for good recovery after having hernia surgery this past week
  • Dee Scott– for relief of pain and rapid healing of the shoulder fracture which occurred when she fell at Job Networking.
  • Craig Simons – returning to Cleveland for a series of tests related to his heart
  • Bev Tatom – anticipating back surgery August 17th

Thanksgiving, but continue prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam has more chemo

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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CUC Newsletter – July 27, 2018

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For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38, 39


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Looking Deeper at the Parables

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Scott Dickson returns to CUC this Sunday for the second part of his most interesting lesson “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. He is looking at the parables in a different way, making us think about where and when Jesus taught them and who His listeners were.

Two books about the parables that Scott Dickson recommended were Short Stories by

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CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Head, Robin Hicks, Jackie Hubbard and Jan Ligon

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 22
Total 100
95 members, 4 visitors, 1 teacher

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 22
$126.10

 


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 25 at Brookwood Grill was attended by 33 CUC members and guests.

Next Wednesday, August 1 at 5:30pm, CUC WNO will be at Peach & the Porkchop, 12040 Etris Rd, Roswell . The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Ann or Larry Douglas  by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


MUST Ministries

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Thanks again to those who donated financial assistance and those who assisted with the sandwich making for MUST and especially to those who served on the committee. Over the last 2 years CUC has provided lunches using over 5,000 slices of cheese, 15,000 slices of ham, 15,000 slices of bread and over 200 man-hours.

 


Job Networking Garage Sale Extravaganza Next Week!

 

You may drop off items for the Garage Sale on Sunday with people waiting at the “Scout Hut” starting at 8:30 am and again between and after services. Volunteers will be able to help you unload your car. However, if possible, wait and donate on Monday, July 30 or Tuesday, May 31.

Jan Ligon reminds us that the antiques that our kids don’t want would be of great value for the garage sale. Gale Davis reminds us that those good clothes that we hardly ever wear will be great for our boutique. We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We want women’s clothes on HANGERS please.

Plan to volunteer at almost any time during this coming week for the Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. (You do not have to sign up ahead if you realize you have time to help out.) CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

Consider donating homemade baked goods and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale. Drop off baked goods next Thursday, 8/2, 12:00-2:00 at the south side of Chapel Building just before the portico. Please identify baked item and include your name. Someone will be at curbside to receive your baked goods. The Bake Sale is on Friday, August 3, 8:00am-6:00pm Bldg B, Room 123-125.Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.

 


Adcock Garage Sale

 

There is an additional garage sale going on this Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00 at the home of Lynn and Jim Adcock, 1455 Woodcrest Drive, Roswell, to assist them in clearing out their home of 45 years, before everything else is moved to the RUMC garage sale.

They have many beautiful things they have accumulated over the years that just won’t fit in their new apartment at Huntcliff Summit. Come and encourage others to came and you may find some treasures. Tools, glassware, appliances, decorative items, beautiful oriental rugs, gifts, linens, toys, games, books, and some very nice women’s clothes sizes 12-16 and shoes size 8, etc., etc.

 


Operation Christmas Child

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No, it is not too early to begin thinking about Christmas! Not when there are such great sales of school supplies going on! You can start your collection of shoebox items by shopping early!

 


Little Things Mean a Lot!


Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC your Boxtops for Education for Red Bird Missions and your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

 

 

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  • Bob Schnachenburg for relief of his back pain
  • Dee Scott – for relief of pain and rapid healing of the shoulder fracture which occurred when she fell at Job Networking this past week
  • Johnny Johnson who is having hernia surgery Monday

Thanksgiving, but continue prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson was released Wednesday after being held in prison for almost two years. He is now under house arrest at his home in Izmir, Turkey, while the charges remain the same.A Turkish state news agency said the court banned him from leaving the country. He will not be able to leave his house except for an interview or a hearing in court. Turkish authorities will keep his passport, and he must wear an electronic ankle bracelet. We hope this is a first step in completely freeing Pastor Andrew. His next court date is in October. (Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.)

    (News reports this Thursday morning are that he will soon return to the United States!)

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam begins more chemo

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)

 


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CUC Newsletter – July 21, 2018

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“Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.”

Philippians 1:12-14

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson returns to CUC and has the lesson Sunday. His topic is “Looking Deeper at the Parables”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Charlotte & Malone Dodson and Claudia & John Phelps.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 15
107 total!
104 members, 2 visitors, 1 teacher.

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 15

$94


CUC Wednesday Night Out

CUC’s WNO at Altobelli’s this past Wednesday, July 18, was enjoyed by 30 CUC members and guests.

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 25 at 5:30 will be at: Brookwood Grill, 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Grady or Pat Phillips.


CUC Officers and Committees for 2018-19

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Tom Knight and the nominating committee have been hard at work arranging for next year’s officers. This is our “final” list of CUC officers and committees for 2018-19

PRESIDENT Sara Beecham
VICE PRESIDENT George Martin
TREASURER Charlie Mason & Lynn Adcock
CARES & CONCERNS Nancy Wright, Martha Knight, Ann & Don McNew, Judy Zierk, Pat Stamps, PD & Shirley May
COMMUNICATIONS Sue Waite, Doug Tatum
CUC FOUNDATION Lynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, Nancy Van Horn, George Waite
DATA BASE & ROSTER Dave Roberts
FELLOWSHIP Mike & Garlinn Story, Chairpersons; Patricia Mashburn, Daphne Fradl, Marianna & Fred Brown,
Bill & Patsy Lanham, Claudia & John Phelps
HISTORIAN Dee Scott
HOMESTRETCH Sandy Martin, Tom Knight, Lynn Adcock, George Waite, Hugh & Sue Gardner
MEMBERSHIP Jim & Jeannie Ehlers, Chairpersons: Beverly Tatom, Sandy Martin, Julianna Goodson, Gale Davis.
Julian & Myra Belote
MUSIC Virginia Thomason, Bonnie White
OUTREACH Betty & Larry Hunt, Charipersons; Norma & Dave Hills, Virginia Hardy, Mark & Debbie Goodwin
Tom & Martha Knight
PRAYER COORINATOR Bob Morisey
PROGRAMS Roger Davis, Martha Jane Mason
REFRESHMENTS Terry & Wanda Taylor, Mary Kay Mills
RETREAT Yet to be identified!
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE Doug Tatom. Don McNew
WEBMASTER Doug Tatom
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT Ann & Larry Douglas, Johnny & Donna Johnson
WEDNESDAY WARRIORS Ann McNew, Jeannie Ehlers, Sandy Griffin, Donna Grosse, Betty Hunt, Shirley May, Linda Mooney,
Pat Phillips, Beverly Tatum, Wanda Taylor, Sue Waite, Gale Davis
COVENANT GROUP ADVISORS Ann Douglas, Martha Knight, Gale & Roger Davis

Must Ministries Lunch Program

 

A big thank you to our class for the steady contributions of bags of apples for Must Ministries each week! One more week to go!

After this past Tuesday we will have made 4800 lunches in the past 2 years for the children of Roswell who otherwise may not have lunch that day! We are so blessed to be able to do this wonderful ministry.

Drivers and riders are still needed for delivering the MUST lunches. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Sandy Griffin. The CUC MUST Lunch Committee has consisted of Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell, Claudia Phelps.


Job Networking Fundraisers

 

You may drop off items for Garage Sale on Sundays with people waiting at the “Scout Hut” starting at 8:30 am and again between and after services. Volunteers will be able to help you unload your car. However, if possible, wait and donate on July 30.

We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We only want women’s clothes on HANGERS.

Start planning to volunteer at almost any time during the week of the huge Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

Consider donating homemade baked goods and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale. Drop off baked goods on Thursday, 8/2, 12:00-2:00 at the south side of Chapel Building just before the portico. Please identify baked item and include your name. Someone will be at curbside to receive your baked goods. The Bake Sale is Friday, August 3, 8:00am-6:00pm Bldg B Room 123-125.Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.


Operation Christmas Child

 

No, it is not too early to begin thinking about Christmas! Not when there are such great sales of school supplies going on! You can start your collection of shoebox items by shopping early!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD


Acting Up – “Annie”

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Don’t forget to get your tickets for RUMC’s drama ministry’s production of “Annie”, July 26-29. We are hearing it will be a great show! For information and tickets, rumcactingup@gmail.com or rumc.com/actingup.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

 

Apples to CUC for MUST lunches!

Box Tops should be clipped when you see them on boxes, cans, bags and brought in to the CUC basket. You can find a current list of products that feature Box Tops for Education by searching for Box Tops for Education on your computers. Quite a variety of items have them. Red Bird Missionary Conference Methodist center in rural Appalachia has an excellent computer site. Please refer to it for information about this.

Flip tops from cans – keep collecting them and bring to Sunday School. These go to support Ronald McDonald Houses

 


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  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as they make every effort to deal with Pam’s advancing cancer as she returns home to Alabama for chemo.

Thanksgivings

  • Edna Smith – recovered and back to CUC following hernia surgery.
  • Linda Temples, former CUC member, has been approved by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to be listed for a kidney transplant and asks for prayers for her and Al as “this is a new journey and is somewhat stressful”!

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Please pray for Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.
A Turkish court on Wednesday (July 18, 2018)rejected appeals
to release Pastor Andrew Bronson, an American pastor being
tried on terrorism-related charges whose prosecution and
lengthy imprisonment has become a flash point in the 
increasingly testy relationship between the US and Turkey. 
After a prosecutor requested that Pastor Bronson be remanded, 
a judge set the next court date for Oct.12.

Pastor Bronson is innocent. Yet he’s being accused of “ 
Christianization” as a crime by the Turkish regime. 
This loving father and husband has been unjustly imprisoned
for more than 21 months, and now this travesty could continue
for another three months.

This mockery of justice - bogus charges, hearsay testimony
from “secret witnesses”, and intolerable delays - must end.

Inhumane conditions, an unjust trial and possibly 
years in a Turkish prison face Pastor Brunson. "He can never
leave his cell, ever, not to eat, not to go to the restroom,
not to get some fresh air”, said Kristina Arriaga, 
vice chairwoman of the US Commission on Internal Religious
Freedom [USCIRF]

Pastor Bronson has said: “ I desperately miss my wife and
children Yet, I believe this to be true, it is an honor to
suffer for Jesus Christ, as many have before me. 
My deepest thanks to all those around the world who are
standing with and praying for me."

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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American pastor in Turkish jail could be freed Wednesday | News | LifeSite

UPDATE:

Wednesday – July 18, 2018, 1:20 pm

ALIAGA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected appeals to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor being tried on terrorism-related charges whose prosecution and lengthy imprisonment has become a flash point in the increasingly testy relationship between the United States and Turkey.

​​

American pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkish jail could be freed Wednesday. Today!

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/american-pastor-in-turkish-jail-could-be-freed-wednesday

800 Lunches made for MUST Ministrys Summer Lunch Program

CUC Newsletter – July 13, 2018

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There is one body and one Spirit –just as you were called to one hope when you were called–one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:4-6


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Welcome Dr. Jeff Ross

Our new RUMC Associate Pastor in charge of Adult Discipleship, Dr. Jeff Ross, will be our CUC speaker this week. His subject will be:

  • Part 1 Introduction — Who Am I and How Did I Get Here?
  • Part 2 Adult discipleship–Ezekiel 37:1-14

 

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Brenda Burrell, Steve Covert, Frank Foil, and Virginia Hardy

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 8, 2018
98 total
91 members, 6 visitors, 1 teacher.


CUC Wednesday Night Out

 

 

CUC’s WNO will be at Altobelli’s [MENU] this coming Wednesday, July 18, at 5:30 pm. Altobelli’s is located at 3000 Old Alabama Rd., Alpharetta. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Ann or Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday, June 12, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count. At our WNO at Chicago’s this past Wednesday there were 30 present. (38 were expected.)


Must Ministries Lunch Program

 

A big thank you to our class for the steady contributions of Apples for Must Ministries each week! Keep up the good work!

Continuing every Sunday through the months of June and July please bring bags of apples as you are able and they will be placed with the lunch crews for distribution with the bag lunches.

Our CUC class has made more than 4,000 lunches in the past 2 years and we plan to make still more. The next CUC lunch-making day is next Tuesday, July 17 at 9:00.

Drivers and riders are still needed for delivering the MUST lunches. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Sandy Griffin.


Job Networking Fundraisers

 

Drop Off Sundays for the RUMC Job Networking Garage Sale began last Sunday, July 8. You may drop off items for Garage Sale with people waiting at the “Scout Hut” starting at 8:30 am and again between and after services. Volunteers will be able to help you unload your car. Drop off Sundays continue all Sundays in July. However, if possible, wait and donate on July 30.

We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We only want women’s clothes on HANGERS.

Start planning to volunteer at almost any time during the week of the huge Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

Consider donating homemade baked goods and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale. Drop off baked goods on Thursday, 8/2, 12:00-2:00 at the south side of Chapel Building just before the portico. Please identify baked item and include your name. Someone will be at curbside to receive your baked goods. The Bake Sale is Friday, August 3, 8:00am-6:00pm Bldg B Room 123-125.Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.


Charis Gallery

 

Last chance to see it! The “Celebration” Exhibit in the Charis Gallery outside the Sanctuary runs through July 16th. Jan Buckley has received the People’s Choice Award for her painting “Grandma Bathing Muffy”. Patricia Mashburn also has paintings in the exhibit.


Acting Up – “Annie”

 

Don’t forget to get your tickets for RUMC’s drama ministry’s production of “Annie”, July 2627 – [28 matinee 1, matinee 2] – 29. We are hearing it will be a great show! For information and tickets, rumcactingup@gmail.com or rumc.com/actingup .


Little Things Mean a Lot!

Apples to CUC for MUST lunches!

Box Tops should be clipped when you see them on boxes, cans, bags you have brought home from stores. You can find a current list of products that feature Box Tops for Education by searching for Box Tops for Education on your computers.

Quite a variety of brands helps schools this way. Many schools collect them. All these items contributed from our class are mailed to Red Bird Missionary Conference in Kentucky to help the Christian school there.

Over the years these Box Tops sent from churches and individuals across the USA have made a positive difference in the school’s ability to provide “extras” such as hall lockers, prizes for perfect attendance, fuel for vans, field trips. These benefits are not part of the school’s budget.

Red Bird Missionary Conference has an excellent computer site. Please refer to it for information about this Methodist center in rural Appalachia.

Flip tops from cans – keep collecting them and bring to Sunday School. These go to support Ronald McDonald Houses


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  • Edna Smith – continuing her recovery from hernia surgery.
  • Mary Serafina at MD Anderson in Houston with her daughter Pam Pruit for a month, for Pam’s cancer treatments. Pray for Pam’s successful cancer treatment

Ongoing Prayer Request

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  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.
  • UPDATE ON PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON – June 25, 2018 President Trump made his boldest statement last weekend in defense of imprisoned Pastor Brunson assuring him that he is not forgotten, and we are working on his release. Also, the U.S. Senate is poised to approve legislation that would inflict a significant penalty on Turkey by denying their purchase of our F-35 jets should they not release Pastor Brunson. In addition, the European Parliamentarians are demanding Turkey release the innocent pastor. Meanwhile, Pastor Brunson is in prison awaiting the continuation of his trial this coming week on July 18.

Thanksgivings

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.
(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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Birthdays

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CUC Newsletter – July 6, 2018

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Love never fails. But where there prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

I Corinthians 13:8-10


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Freedom

Our CUC speaker this Sunday is Bryan Elder, an active member of Chapel Roswell. His topic is “Freedom”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Dave Wistrand and Judy & Dal Zierk

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 1, 2018
82 members, 9 visitors, 1 teacher = 92

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 8, 2018
The CUC offering on Sunday amounted to $103.

The love offerings collected during (and after) the potluck supper totaled $730. These funds will be distributed to the various charities/missions, as directed by the donors.


CUC CLASS OFFICERS FOR 2018-19

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It’s time to be thinking about class officers for 2018-19 with responsibilities beginning in August.

  • Sara Beecham, current Vice President, will move into the president position and George Martin will be next year’s vice president.
  • Roger Davis and Martha Jane Mason will be in charge of arranging speakers each Sunday, but many other jobs will likely be available.

Current committees have all done a great job and keeping some experienced persons on their current assignments. However, it is equally important to get new people involved.

A nominating committee is working on this in the next few weeks. Chairman and co-chairman for the next year’s CUC retreat are especially needed.

Information on current class committees is available on the class web site (CUCX.WORDPRESS.COM).

If you’re interested in serving on any committee or would like to change your current assignment, please let Tom Knight know ASAP. Tom’s goal is to have everything tied down by mid-July.


Must Ministries Lunch Program

 

A big thank you to our class for the steady contributions of Apples for Must Ministries each week! Keep up the good work!

  • Continuing every Sunday through the months of June and July please bring bags of apples as you are able and they will be placed with the lunch crews for distribution with the bag lunches.
  • Our CUC class has made more than 4,000 lunches in the past 2 years and we plan to make still more. The next CUC lunch-making day is Tuesday, July 17 at 9:00.
  • Drivers and riders are still needed for delivering the MUST lunches. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Sandy Griffin.

CUC RETREAT – OCT. 31 – NOV 2, 2018 — WINSHAPE CONFERENCE CENTER

 

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

We announced last week that Tom Davis and Jeff Ross will be sharing in leading the retreat. We are looking forward to having this special time with them.

  • DEPOSIT OF $150 DUE JULY 8
  • A room deposit of $150 is due by this Sunday, July 8, to hold a reservation for the retreat. Make checks payable to “CUC Class” and put “Retreat” on the memo line. Questions? Ask Roger Davis.

DON’T MISS THIS GREAT RETREAT !!!


Job Networking Fundraisers

 

Consider donating homemade baked good and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale, kicking off Garage Sale week, Sunday, July 29, at the Scout Hut. Drop-off is June 28th at noon. Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.

Also start planning to volunteer at almost any time during the following week for the huge Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.


Red Bird Mission School

Betty and Larry Hunt recently made a trip to Red Bird mission school in Kentucky to see for themselves what this mission that CUC collects the box tops and labels for is all about. This is what they found:

Children born in southeastern Kentucky, a poor Appalachian region, are fortunate if they have the opportunity for an education that gives them hope for a bright future. Red Bird Mission School, K-12, provides an experience of high quality for its students. 97% of high school graduates go on to college or further training.

This Methodist private Christian school relies on churches throughout the USA and individuals to meet its budget. CUC members are asked to cut out Box Tops for

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Education printed on various supermarket items and bring them to class. What is then mailed to Red Bird Mission is our small way of helping those needy young people.


Charis Gallery Award

 

Jan Buckley has received the People’s Choice Award for her painting “Grandma Bathing Muffy” in the Celebration exhibit in the Charis Gallery outside the Sanctuary. The exhibit runs through July 16th.


Acting Up – “Annie”

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Don’t forget to get your tickets for RUMC’s drama ministry’s production of “Annie”, July 26-29. We are hearing it will be a great show! For information and tickets, rumcactingup@gmail.com or rumc.com/actingup.


Little Things Mean a lot!

  • Apples to CUC for MUST lunches!
  • Box Tops should be clipped when you see them on boxes, cans, bags you have brought home from stores and brought for CUC Red Bird Ministry basket
  • Flip tops from cans for Ronald McDonald Houses – keep collecting them and bring to Sunday School.

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  • Lynn & Jim Adcock – as they settle into their new home at Huntcliff Summit. Also pray for Lynn for good results from her biopsy this Friday.
  • Jim Boswell prayers are much appreciated as he recovers from a bout of GI bleeding, repeat heart catheterization, and hopefully returns home this Friday.
  • Edna Smith – pray for a speedy recovery from hernia surgery.
  • Mary Serafina at MD Anderson in Houston with her daughter Pam Pruit for a month, for Pam’s cancer treatments. Pray for Pam’s successful cancer treatment

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.
  • UPDATE ON PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON – June 25, 2018 President Trump made his boldest statement last weekend in defense of imprisoned Pastor Brunson assuring him that he is not forgotten, and we are working on his release. Also, the U.S. Senate is poised to approve legislation that would inflict a significant penalty on Turkey by denying their purchase of our F-35 jets should they not release Pastor Brunson. In addition, the European Parliamentarians are demanding Turkey release the innocent pastor. Meanwhile, Pastor Brunson is in prison awaiting the continuation of his trial on July 18.

Thanksgiving

  • Bev Harrell – back to CUC , recovered from leg injury

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.
(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


Celebrations

Birthdays

 

Anniversaries

Celebrating 162 years of Marriage this week!

 

 

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